Jody A. Kessler enjoys writing paranormal novels and is a member of Pikes Peak Writers. She is a yoga instructor, Reiki Master, and a graduate from the Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy. When she took an extended leave from her massage practice to stay at home with her newborn she returned to her first true passion —writing. She spends most of her time being a mother, writing, and teaching yoga, but also likes going to concerts, hiking, practicing herbal medicine, and reading anything that catches her interest. Jody lives in the mountains of Colorado with her family.
1. fav song/singer? This is an impossible question for me. I have hundreds of CD’s, a vinyl collection, and I download music. Today I would say, Sigur Ros because I recently saw them live and it was an amazing concert!
2. fav season? Spring. For some reason all good things in my life tend to happen in the spring. I love the new green growth after a long winter, the moisture in the ground from melting snow and runoff, and the extreme weather we get in the mountains, especially hail followed by sunshine.
3. worst vacation? Imagine a couple of thousands of miles in a pickup truck on a family road trip/business trip and your young son gets diarrhea from too much “road food.” I had this experience a few months ago. Road trips are currently on the banned list.
4. guilty pleasure? A box of See’s chocolate – Oh yeah, this is definitely at the top of the list.
5. fav book and/or author? I adore Diana Gabaldon and everything I have read from her.
6. one item you cannot live without? My MP3 player because it holds thousands of songs and my audio books. I should probably say my car, but I would have to have my MP3 player plugged in.
7. hobby? I have too many. Here are just a few: sewing, soap making, photography, gardening, hiking, and studying herbal medicine.
8. fav movie/actor/actress? Movies — Immortal Beloved and Harold and Maude are two long time faves.
9. fav food? Watermelon
10. who would you like to meet? (dead or alive?) Another hard question for me. Here are five that immediately come to mind. Leonardo da Vinci, Anne Boleyn (while she was queen), Yogananda, Jimi Hendrix, and the Dalai Lama
Saving the life of someone you love should not be the worst thing you have ever done, unless you are an Angel of Death.
Disgruntled with his position in the afterlife and conflicted by his feelings toward his new client, Nathaniel Evans forgoes the rules and saves nineteen year old Juliana Crowson from being hopelessly stuck in Forge Creek. This alters Juliana’s destiny and she finds herself in a series of near death accidents.
In the mountains of Colorado, Nathaniel comforts Juliana as she struggles to understand her paranormal abilities while coping with her brother’s drug addiction. When an ill-tempered Native American Shaman teaches her the difference between ghosts and place memories, she decides she wants nothing to do with the supernatural world. Too bad she doesn’t know that Nathaniel is part of it.
Will fate bring these two together, or has Nathaniel made the biggest mistake of his afterlife?
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